First wave of acts announced

Bonobo and Om Unit are amongst the first wave of acts announced for Soundwave.

Located in Croatia, Soundwave has rapidly emerged as one of Europe's premiere electronic music events. Matching big names with hotly tipped newcomers, the line up manages to maintain a firm identity despite its sprawling, extremely eclectic nature.

Set to return in 2013, preparations are already under way for next year's event. Toasting its fifth anniversary, Soundwave are set to welcome sets from Bonobo, Om Unit, Submotion Orchestra and more.

Bonobo has dominated 2012, but perhaps not in the way they expected. Last year's full length 'Black Sands' was given the remix treatment, resulting in some fantastic re-workings. Machinedrum's take on 'Eyes Down' remains a perennial spin in the Clash office, while the rest of 'Black Sands Remixed' isn't lagging too far behind.

Set to perform at Soundwave, Bonobo will be joined by Om Uni, Submotion Orchestra, Riot Jazz, 6Music presenter Craig Charles and more. Channel One Soundsystem are set to travel to Croatia, maintaining a longstanding relationship with the festival. Blasting out reggae vibes all weekend long, the crew join a varied bill which also features Eliphino, Cheeba and Ghostly International producer Anchorsong.

Soundwave Croatia co-founder Rob Waller says: "We had amazing feedback on our move to Tisno last year so we have decided to stay for 2013. Our new larger site has created space to breathe, the secret beach cove is fantastic and the surrounding village and National Parks are some of Europe's most beautiful spots".

"The beauty of Soundwave is how cheap and easy travel is to the festival, with a plethora of budget airlines flying to Zadar & Split on daily basis and with the introduction of on site camping as well as our range of top end villas, there is something on offer for every budget range. We're looking forward to what's set to be the best Soundwave year ever!"

Soundwave runs between July 19th - 21st.


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